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By Michael Casey Associated Press SAMUT SONGKRAM, Thailand -- Rushing across a temple parking lot, British angler Rick Humphreys yells, "We've got a fish." He jumps into a small motorboat on the Maeklong River in time to see Wirat Moungnum bring the prize to the surface -- a rare, giant freshwater stingray that weighs as much as 44 pounds.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fishermen in northern Thailand havecaught the biggest catfish on record -- a 646-pound (293-kg)giant the size of a grizzly bear -- and eaten it, the WWF andthe National Geographic Society said on Wednesday.
Fishermen in northern Thailand have caught the biggest catfish on record -- a 646-pound (293-kg) giant the size of a grizzly bear -- and eaten it, the WWF and the National Geographic Society said on Wednesday.
Four endangered giant catfish were released Wednesday into the Mekong River after seven years of captivity in hopes of boosting the population of the species, which has fallen sharply in the last two decades.